Meters with Pulse Output
ThingsLogTM can measure consumption from meters with pulse output. In order to understand how does it work let’s first focus on what is a pulse. The Figure on the left illustrates a pulse output. Each pulse is characterized with an amplitude and a T_high and T_low. T_high is the duration of the pulse and T_low is anytime between two pulses.
How does a meter with pulse output look like?
Note: It is always better to get a meter with pulse output than a meter with integrated radio metering module. The integrated module typically could be read only by the vendor of the meter and the pulse output by anybody able to detect a pulse as the one above.
Note: It is always better to get a meter able to generate pulses on smaller quantities of water, gas or electricity. That will allow us to perform fine-grained monitoring and get your consumption right.